Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

61 mistakes - chronological order

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the movie when Ace is going to go inside the building to send a package, you can see the cameraman reflected in the glass door. (00:00:40)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Ace is "delivering" the package he walks into an elevator and the doors quickly close on the box, but when nothing is blocking the doors, they close much slower than the first time. (00:01:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Ace is kicking the box down the apartment's hallway and he says, 'We're going downtown.', before he says that the box is up against the wall in a normal position, after the close up of Ace saying this, the box has moved to a different position. (00:01:50)

Continuity mistake: When Ace rescues the dog and replaces it with a toy dog, the toy dog is in an impossible position. Ace had to place it there when the door was still open, but if the door was closed after that the man would have knocked it over. (00:03:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, someone is crawling through the shattered rear windshield of Ace's car while it is in motion. They show a shot from inside the car and the guy has about half of his body in the car. When they show an outside shot, his hands are barely inside the car. Then, in the next inside shot, half of his body is still in the car. (00:04:50)

Revealing mistake: At the very beginning, when the guy is hanging on to Ace's car and Ace drives off, there is a shot of the dog biting the guy, but if you look closely, you'll see that the dog doesn't even open its mouth. It just sort of brushes his hand. (00:04:55)

Audio problem: At the beginning, when they steal the dolphin, you hear the peel-out sound effect as if the truck was on a paved road, but they were on grass. (00:07:15)

Continuity mistake: When the people take the dolphin and put it in the truck near the beginning, they close the truck door and the door is red. When it shows the truck driving away, the door is white. (00:07:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Shikadance looks around Ace's apartment the dog door on the fridge is one piece. Later, when the penguins come out it has five strips making it easier for the penguins. The rug moves closer to the fridge too. (00:09:35)

Continuity mistake: When he is in the aquarium tank (just after he says "I've got to, mister!"), he leans down with his glasses in his left hand. He's supporting his weight on his hands so can't move them, but in the next shot from behind his left hand's flat on the ground with no glasses in sight. (00:16:10)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ace just gets out of the empty dolphin tank at the football field, Roger Pedacter (Football coach) is trying to stave off the media. Take a look at the sweat stain on his shirt and see how it changes sizes. (00:16:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the mission impossible music, where Ace is sneaking into the billionaire's private Aquarium, there is a plant in the hallway shown from outside of the building when Ace swings opens the door. When he slams the door shut and is inside the building no plant is there. (00:28:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Ace is sneaking into Ronald Camp's Private Aquarium, he begins to look around and open some doors. If you look at the colour of the wall it is red. When he opens the door to the giant tank, the wall outside the door (which should be red) is now white. The door also reverses - the handle goes from Ace's left to Ace's right. (00:28:50)

Revealing mistake: When Ace Ventura is checking out the tank at Ronald Camps party (looking for Snowflake), as he's holding the fish over the water, whistling and saying "Here Snowflake", you can see the tip of the sharks nose, waiting to jump out of the water. (00:29:40)

Continuity mistake: When Ace is talking to the dog in Roger Pedactors apartment (after his death), he picks up the dog when Einhorn approaches. As he is picking up the dog he places his left hand around the dogs neck. In the next split second shot his left hand is around the dog's body. (00:37:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the apartment crime scene, Sean Young says "we'll let you know if we find a tic", and the large grey-haired cop on her left chuckles, arms by his side. We then cut to a close-up of him with his hands on his hips, pushing his jacket to the sides, then back to the original shot with his hands by his sides again. The close-up itself is a bit weird - Sean Young should be right in front of him, but isn't visible. They must have used a later shot, because after about a minute, when everyone's moved around a lot, we see him back in exactly that position, only now the people visible fit the scenario better. (00:38:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Ace and Melissa are in bed together having sex if you look close enough you can see that she is wearing underwear. (00:45:35)

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Continuity mistake: When we first see Finkle's room, it's an inside shot and it's completely dark. But when we see the rest of the room, there is a "shrine" to Marino, with candles already lit. (00:49:00)

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Revealing mistake: When the bad guys are shooting at Ace, he catches a bullet in his teeth. However, he goes from his lips being tightly shut to suddenly having the bullet in his teeth, obviously hiding the bullet in his mouth. (00:52:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Ace's car flips over you can see the left wheel is elevated over the bush. If you look closely there is a wooden plank there to help the car lift itself over the bush. The other mistake in the shot is that there is no conceivable way the bush would have flipped the car. Unless there was something very solid in front of the bush, the car would have just gone right through the bush. (00:52:05)

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Ace Ventura: Aaalll righty then.

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Trivia: When Ace goes into Einhorn's office to reveal he's solved the crime, you can see a banana placed between 2 apples on the desk - a deliberate hint about Einhorn's true identity. (00:53:25)

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Question: How exactly does an escaped male mental patient who's posing as a woman a) work as a police officer without having violent mood swings most of the time, b) acquire money for breast implants and c) avoid a single physical examination that would have exposed his penis?

Answer: Just because someone has been institutionalized doesn't mean they have mood swings. If this was a manic episode (which it appears to be) there wouldn't be any swings at all. Just manic all the time. It wouldn't last forever, but its different for everyone. As for the money, plastic surgery can be financed! and we don't know if s/he had money stashed away beforehand. And for the last question, I just don't know. Not very likely, but some people get through lots of physical testing that shouldn't. Possibly documents were forged? Just speculation on my part.

Kimberly Mason
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